‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ gets thumps up from critics


‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ which has registered 100% occupancy in theatres got rave reviews from critics from all over. The last film of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra who took romance from London street to Kashmir Valley has wooed not only the audience but critics as well.

Here what the critics had said about the film’s outcome:

“There cannot be a better way to portray love on the silver screen, Jab Tak Hai Jaan has nailed that – at least for the immediate future”, opined by Zee TV film critic Ananya Bhattacharya.

Ms. Bhattacharya is all praises for Shahrukh Khan, the protagonist “newer, better, improved version” of Raj Malhotra, the love-smitten protagonist in Mr. Chopra’s 1995-produced classic “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.”

“If as Raj Malhotra he [Mr. Khan] had managed to woo half the population of the country; as Samar Anand, this man can make many more smitten by him. The slight stutter, the little hint of a tear in the eyes, the arms-outstretched pose – Khan knows how to make his ladies fall for him – be it that they are almost half his age!” Ms. Bhattacharya wrote.

She applauded Mr. Chopra’s direction. “Only somebody like Yash Chopra could have made those mesmerising locales of Pehalgam and Ladakh come alive on celluloid… The film doesn’t really have the sarees flying slo-mo in the air, but what it has is sheer, pristine beauty,” she wrote.

Nevertheless, she concluded by giving the film four stars out of five. “Yash Chopra, you made sure that you will live on and that your last film will be remembered - jab tak hai jaan,”

Noted film critic of Hindustan Times Anupama Chopra is disappointed with the film’s plot but on the whole enjoyed the film, largely due to its “heartfelt performances.” “In any case, you don’t go to a Yash Chopra movie to delve into realism or the messiness of relationships. You go to partake in a fantasy of swooning, idealised love – and Jab Tak Hai Jaan delivers plenty of that”.

"Watch Jab Tak Hai Jaan not just for the obvious sentimental reason but for the fact that it shows, for one last time, what Bollywood will miss now that the undisputed master of romantic sagas is no more", said film critic Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV.


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